An encyclopedia of American Jewish culture. Fantastic and funny.
Pompeii by Robert Harris https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0042JSSVI/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_aZyxxb9TSKCWE
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I felt like this book was trying to tell me what to think and how to live my life. The author created a plot that makes the philosophy in it true, rather than having the ideas make the book true. I did't agree with it.